Tag Archives: Impact Factors

Research impact – how to find high impact journals and calculate your own impact

Looking for high impact journals and conferences? Need to demonstrate research impact? Wondering about your h-index?

Being able to identify high impact journals and to measure and demonstrate your own research impact and h-index are key skills which are increasingly important when applying for funding and in some case research positions.   One way of measuring impact is to count, track and anaylse citations to published works.   A number of tools exist to facilitate this but can be tricky to use.

Bodleian Libraries will be running our workshop  iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools  on Wednesday 9 Nov 14.00-15.30 to help you to use citation data to measure and demonstrate impact. We will be covering  Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, Altmetrics and ORCID and will look at how to find highly cited journals and conferences as well as how to measure the impact of individual researchers including calculating the h-index.

This session is for researchers, research support staff and research postgraduates, especially in the Sciences and Social Sciences. Please be sure to book your place.

Bibliometrics and measuring research impact – a practical introduction

Get to grips with measuring research impact using bibliometrics at Bodleian Libraries bibliometrics workshops in 5th week.  These sessions are intended as a practical introduction to tracking citations and will cover the h-index, journal impact factors and how to measure impact for individuals and institutions…

Bibliometrics I: Who’s citing you? will introduce citation tracking as a technique for finding out who is citing your work using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar.   We will include an explanation of what citation tracking is and how it works and practical opportunities to track citations using the three tools and to compare the pros and cons of each.   This session will take place on Wednesday 15 November 2.00-3.00. Please book you place online.

This will be followed by WISER: Bibliometrics II – tools of the trade which will focus on using Web of Science and Scopus to find the most highly cited journals,  to calculate your h-index and to measure the research impact of institutions and coutries.  In addition we will look at how to find “hot” papers and authors and introduce  “Essential Science Indicators”.

Bibliometrics II – tools of the trade  is aimed at academics, researchers, research postgraduates, administrators and librarians in the Sciences.      If you are unfamiliar with citation tracking please attend Bibliometrics I: Who’s citing you? first.   The session will take place on Wednesday 15 November 3.15-4.15.  Please book your place online.